Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Paper Goods. In 2020, Paper Goods were the world's 14th most traded product, with a total trade of $252B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Paper Goods decreased by -8.89%, from $276B to $252B. Trade in Paper Goods represent 1.5% of total world trade.

Paper Goods include Kaolin Coated Paper, Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp, Toilet Paper, Uncoated Paper, Paper Containers, Brochures, Cellulose Fibers Paper, Kraft Paper, Other Printed Material, and Newsprint, among others.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Paper Goods  were United States ($27.2B), China ($26.7B), Germany ($25.6B), Canada ($12.9B), and Sweden ($11.9B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Paper Goods were China ($24.4B), United States ($23.6B), Germany ($19.3B), France ($11.5B), and United Kingdom ($9.64B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Paper Goods was 6.34%, making it the 18th lowest tariff using the Section product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Paper Goods are Bahamas (31.7%), Bermuda (22.5%), Cayman Islands (19.5%), and Bhutan (18.3%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Singapore (0%), and Turkey (0%).

Ranking Paper Goods ranks 9th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Paper Goods. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): United States, $27.2B

Top Destination (2020): China, $24.4B

Paper Goods are the world's 14th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Paper Goods were United States ($27.2B), China ($26.7B), Germany ($25.6B), Canada ($12.9B), and Sweden ($11.9B).

In 2020, the top importers of Paper Goods were China ($24.4B), United States ($23.6B), Germany ($19.3B), France ($11.5B), and United Kingdom ($9.64B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Vietnam, $285M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Vietnam, $264M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Paper Goods grew the fastest in Vietnam ($285M), Cambodia ($272M), Switzerland ($117M), Poland ($116M), and Egypt ($92.5M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Paper Goods were Vietnam ($264M), Cambodia ($179M), Thailand ($85.7M), Bahrain ($32.2M), and Afghanistan ($26.3M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Paper Goods.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 5.03. This means that most of the exports of Paper Goods are explained by 32 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Sweden, $9.54B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Mexico, $3.99B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Paper Goods. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Paper Goods during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Paper Goods were Sweden ($9.54B), Finland ($8.27B), Brazil ($7.14B), Germany ($6.33B), and Indonesia ($5.12B).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Paper Goods were Mexico ($3.99B), France ($3.77B), United Kingdom ($3.14B), Australia ($2.27B), and Vietnam ($2.21B).

Disaggregation

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In 2020, the world most traded Paper Goods, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp ($28.4B), Toilet Paper ($27.9B), Paper Containers ($25B), Kaolin Coated Paper ($23.6B), and Cellulose Fibers Paper ($18.6B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Paper Goods.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Paper Goods in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.